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Storm Surge Risk Areas: Washington, D.C.

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Description:
This data reflects areas with a risk of storm tide flooding from hurricanes The SLOSH Basin used for mapping was Chesapeake Bay (CP5) This data was prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of EngineersSLOSH storm tide elevations used for this mapping are based on the Maximum of Maximums (MOM) SLOSH output dataset. The MOM output elevations represent the highest calculated storm tide values based on thousands of SLOSH simulations using different combinations of approach direction Categories 1 through 4 refer to the Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane intensity.This map does not reflect the expected storm tide flooding for every hurricane This map shows the overall footprint of the area that has some risk of storm tide flooding from hurricanes The purpose of this data is to support hurricane emergency management planning activities.For more information on the SLOSH model and the MOM datasetnhc.noaa.gov/surge/slosh.php" target="_blank">http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/surge/slosh.php.
Publisher:
City of Washington, District of Columbia
Collection:
Municipalities Geospatial Data
Place:
Washington, D.C., United States
Subject:
Environment
Types:
Dataset and Service
Year:
2015
Contributed by:
Maryland
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